If you’ve ever been backstage in a theater, you’re probably familiar with, “The Green Room.” This is the place where performers can go to wait before they go on. For some this is a place of rest and meditation, but for most it’s just a place to sit and feel powerless and anxious with anticipation.
Right now, many Amazon and T-Mobile employees are stuck in The Green Room. A combined workforce numbering in the tens of thousands is waiting to hear what their work situation may look like with the announcements of the location(s) of Amazon HQ2 and the Sprint/T-Mobile merger. Many are unsure whether they’re headed to New York, DC, Virginia or Kansas City, and they are understandably hesitant to move ahead with anything with long-term ramifications. We’ve heard it time and time again as these well-qualified buyers sit on the fence and watch their dream home slip through their fingers.
However, once the curtain goes up and the news is finally out, all of this pent-up anticipation will spill out on to the stage. We will be awash in the beautiful sounds of keys jingling and movers moving. I’m sure it will be a great show and I’m ready to buy the t-shirt.